Years ago I wrote an article on the Rouge Xpression Lipsticks from Marcelle and since then these smooth, trendy shades have remained some of my favorites! Although you can find them at your local drugstore, the quality and brilliant finishes are comparable to high-end formulas and if you appreciate stunning color and luxurious comfort it’s easy to find a variety of flattering hues to enhance your complexion.
The unique gel texture makes the pigment velvety smooth and cushiony for one-stroke coverage. These are the type of lipsticks you can apply effortlessly and mess-free while on-the-go and the ultra-lightweight color is buildable, highly saturated and pure with a hint of satiny shine.
The pearl finishes are a bit more radiant and beautifully reflective whereas the creams are solid, rich and buttery. No matter which shade you choose, prepare to fall in love because I haven’t found a color I didn’t like. The gluten-free, hypoallergenic formula is gentle, fragrance-free and very hydrating so as the color wears away lips remain supple and moist.
French Rose is a bright bubble gum pink with a frosty finish that is great for spring!
Passion is a bronzy-red pearl with a hint of burnt orange and Cleopatra is a beautiful deep mauve.
Royal Berry is from the Rouge Vitality Collection but it has similar color payoff and a bold, creamy finish. Fuchsia Flare has the perfect balance of bright pink and deep berry which creates a universally flattering mid-tone hue.
On the neutral end of the spectrum you have Euphoria - a luminous bronze and Delight which has a lovely pink undertone that keeps lips from appearing washed-out.
The Lipsticks retail for $11.95 each and Marcelle Cosmetics is available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall, London Drugs, Walmart and various drugstores nationwide. You can also order online at marcelle.com with shipping to the U.S.